Validating Dafa Through Good Deeds
(Minghui.org) Today in China, morality is deteriorating. Self-interest is placed above everything else, and money is what is most sought after. People hardly ever stop to help an elderly or disabled person who may have fallen in the street. Below are two stories of how disciples of Falun Dafa are different.
Falun Dafa practitioner Li Ming (pseudonym) has helped out his sister-in-law ever since his brother died. One day this past spring, his sister-in-law asked him to sell several hundred kilograms of wheat. He carried the wheat on his electric tricycle to the food stand in the market. The staff worker there weighed the wheat. It was 230kg, and was going for 1.19 yuan per 500g. Li was supposed to get 547.4 yuan in total. Li took the receipt from the worker and went to the accountant to get the money. However, the accountant gave him 5,474 yuan, apparently overlooking the decimal point.
Li told the accountant that he'd paid him too much. The accountant was shocked and couldn’t believe that he had made such a big mistake. Li gave the money back and calmly stated, “Give me 550 yuan, and I will give you 3 yuan in change.”
There were two other wheat sellers waiting for payment. They both praised Li repeatedly, saying to the accountant, “Ah, you have met a good person today!” The accountant was very grateful, and said, “I truly met a great person today.” Li responded, “I am a Falun Dafa practitioner. I would not take money that I’m not supposed to have.”
The other two wheat sellers exclaimed, “Falun Dafa practitioners are really nice people!”
Assisting an Elderly Man
It was very cold last winter. As I walked along the street in a small town in Shandong, I saw an older man who was around 70 years old lying on the stairs in front of a store. He looked like he was in great pain.
There were many cars and people on the street. Several taxis were parked near the store. However, no one went over to offer any help to the man.
I walked over and asked, “What’s the matter?” The man told me where he lived, and that his lower back had herniated again. He couldn’t go home on his own, and he didn’t have a phone. He'd called out to the taxi driver who was just a few steps away and asked him to take him home, but the driver had ignored him.
I helped him up with great effort and walked him towards the taxi. I asked the taxi driver to drive the man home, and he reluctantly agreed. I then assisted the man into the seat next to the driver. He thanked me profusely.
I wouldn’t have done this if I did not practice Falun Dafa. which asks people to be good, to follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, and to always consider others first.